The Jacques Offenbach Grand Prix is open to all nationalities and has no age limit.
Deadline for submitting the application form is 21st April 2022.
Festival Gegen den Strom celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2021 with the beginning of a new project, the Jacques Offenbach Grand Prix. Initially only held online due to Corona, it changes to a live event held in Bad Ems, a World Heritage since 2021, where the composer lived for 8 years at the height of his creativity and premiered a number of his works in the famous Marble Hall. The Jacques Offenbach Society is also based in Bad Ems. After a very successful first year, international singers of all ages and nationalities are expected. The prize consists of money prizes and possible engagements within the annual program of the Festival Gegen den Strom and also contacts to other international opera houses and opera companies.